Welcome

As a comprehensive in Sutton Coldfield, our vision is to make our students ‘Potential into Reality’.

Our three core values: enthuse, engage and excel underpin the developments that we work towards together as a learning community.

In 2019, the school converted to academy status and became a member of The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP), a multi-academy trust of 14 primary school and six secondary schools in Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire – https://atlp.org.uk/. Recent years has seen exciting developments in the Trust and we are delighted with the opportunities the growth has created to further strengthen collaboration between our schools.

In 2019, the last year of published results and national performance measures, students in Year 11 at John Willmott School achieved results evidencing significant improvements in progress and outcomes.  Our Sixth Form offers excellent progression to study in a vibrant and growing Sixth Form community.  Our Sixth Form results are consistently strong.  Over the past few years, our students have gone on to study at prestigious universities such as Cambridge, Imperial College, London, Birmingham, York and Sheffield. The courses they study include: medicine, biomedical science, English, pharmacy and law. Throughout the pandemic, in 2020 and 2021, examination result continue to be a priority to ensure our students can progress onto their chosen future learning or employment.

We are a diverse and an inclusive community.  We have over 35 languages spoken by staff and students.  This is something that we celebrate.  We focus on the wellbeing of our students alongside academic and extra-curricular provision . It is important to us that our students are known and valued as individuals and that they enjoy their time with us. We have a raft of highly qualified and excellent pastoral staff dedicated to supporting students and their families and we work with a wide range of agencies to ensure that student’s needs are effectively met.

We are a vibrant community of students, staff, parents and governors which is ‘committed to excellence’ in all that we do. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our school.

The Pastoral System

On joining John Willmott School students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups. They will remain in this form with their form tutor for the duration of their time with us. Year 7 students have a teaching Head of Year and the remaining year groups have a non-teaching Head of Year who are responsible for their care, guidance and support of the children in their year group. There is also a nominated Assistant Headteacher attached to each year group who tracks and monitors student progress to ensure that students are fulfilling their potential in all aspects of school life. Our school is organised into four houses for the purpose of competitions and developing our family ethos.

The houses are:

Lancaster ………………… Red
Spitfire ……………………. Blue
Wellington ………………. Green
Hurricane ……………….. Yellow

There are opportunities to develop student leadership within our House System. Each house has their own leadership structure including House Captains from Year 11 and House Ambassadors from across all year groups.

Extra Curricular Activities

John Willmott School offers a wide range of opportunities for all students beyond the classroom. The PE department are a lead subject in this area, offering activities such as football, cricket, netball, rounders, basketball, dance, badminton, table tennis and many more. These happen both during lunchtime and after school.

Other clubs that run in school range from Drama, Maths, Debating, Book club, Darts club, IT club revision and booster sessions and
many more. Students are given opportunities to develop existing skills as well as being encouraged to learn new ones. There
are numerous visits, trips and residential experiences that are offered to students during their time at John Willmott School.

These opportunities contribute to developing the whole child which we see as a vital part of our role.